Nostalgic memories of Northolt's local history

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For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs.

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I was born in Barnet in 1942, but the Germans bombed our house and killed my dad a few months later. I was sent to Wales to avoid the Blitz. (BlitzKrieg - Lightening strikes) after 5 years I found myself in Millway Gardens in Northolt in a small maisonette with my twin brother and my mother and grand mother. We went to Islip Manor Prinmary school which had just been built then in 1948. It was so bright and ...see more
I remember this school with great affection I lived with my grandparents and mum in Shadwell drive (can't remember the number) but it was the last house facing the school. Nan would watch me walking to school every day as she could see right up the road and never worried about me. Sadly we moved to Southall when my grandparents died and my mum remarried. My grandparents surname was Marshall and my surname was Green Happy days
Lived in Belvue Road until 1970. Attended Northolt Primary by Target roundabout . Remember well the headmistress Miss Wayman and teachers Miss Bottomley and Mrs laprake. Also remember the male teacher with Percy the plimsoll. lOthers in my class were Celia Widows, Felicity Henderson , Geoffrey Bagus and Clive Johns. Later attended Eliots Green until 1963. My maiden name was Braggins. Used to play in 'the jugle' ...see more
I have just discovered this site by chance and have read so many comments that have stirred memories for me. My name is Ian Bradford. I was born in Perivale Maternity Hospital in 1950. I lived on Ripon Close from 1954 to about 1963 - with some of that time living at my grandparents in Hanwell. I went to Islip Manor and then Walford School. As one of your other contributors mentioned they were still saving for a ...see more
Looking for Hilary Mansell. Somewhere between 1961 to 1965. Did two school trips. St Ives Cornwall then Luxembourg? Hope someone can help me trace her. Jim xx
I lived in Wood End Lane (no. 9), from 1941 from the age of six months, until 1948 when I moved to the new council houses at Newnham Close, locally known as Tintown, because it had steel framed walls on the upper storey. No. 9 was a ground- floor flat with two bedrooms and my sister Joyce and I shared the back bedroom. After the war we used to play in the Wireless Field, as it was called by the locals. We went ...see more
i left school in 1961 and still remember most of the teachers, does anyone remember the school tuck shop which I helped to run, good memories, happy days. I still remember most of my class mates does anyone remember me?
Hi Deborah,l read your memory of Northolt.Good to know you met your hubby in a club in Halsbury Road.My name is Gary Mills and was born in 54,Halsbury Road West.Aged four we moved onto the race course,Redcar Close then to Epsom Close.My wife and l attended Vincent Sec.Modern school.The estate was a wonderful safe environment in which to grow up.You mentioned the parade of shops at Haydock ...see more
I was born in Perivale in 1945 and moved to the prefabs Lexham Close, just off of Islip Manor Road not long after. We lived there for roughly 11 years and my sister and I want to Islip Manor Junior School.We loved the prefabs but had to move because we only had 2 bedrooms and lived at Doncaster Drive on the racecourse estate. I always hated school which didn't change when I went to Vincent School.I always had ...see more
I lived only for a few years as a small boy at 10 Hurst Close (part of the Northolt Racecourse estate) but have fond memories of it. We were the Duncans and it would have been from 1969 to mid the mid 70s when we moved to Cornwall. I remember playing in the field behind in the close and in the Dabbs Hill Lane flats. Went to Islip Manor Infants where I remember a Mrs. Perkins, who brought her goat to school one ...see more